Los Angeles AFB Celebrates the Month of the Military Child

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  • By Los Angeles Garrison

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Child Development Center children and staff celebrated the Month of the Military Child with a walking parade around the installation as base members applauded the procession.

Each April, Los Angeles AFB recognizes and thanks the children of our service members. Military children shoulder the burdens of service facing unique challenges from a young age. They move frequently with their families leaving friends, schools and communities behind. They say goodbye to deploying family members spending months away from their parent. Sometimes birthdays, holidays and graduations are celebrated with a phone call.

Even after their parent has left the military, children can continue to face challenges as their parent transitions to civilian life and they may be called on to care for wounds or injuries their parent suffered during their service.  Too many live with the pain and loss of a parent or family member who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.